PlayStation 4 is about to reach 100 million units distributed and the launch of the PS5 appears closer and closer, but this does not mean that the current platform is destined to retire, as confirmed by Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
During Sony IR Day 2019, the SIE president said that ” PlayStation 4 will be central to the company’s strategies, to lead players to the Next-Gen “. The PS4-related business should continue to generate profits for at least the next three years, thanks to possible price cuts and the upcoming lineup, which includes titles like The Last of Us 2, Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima.
PS4 will become the “Entry Level” system to bring players closer to the PlayStation world, Jim Ryan specifically speaks of ” a container of services ” capable of guaranteeing endless fun thanks not only to a vast software library but also to services such as PlayStation Now, in continuous expansion.
PlayStation 4 will therefore not become obsolete once PS5 reaches the store shelves and as mentioned the current plans speak of long-term support at least until 2022.